Looking for reliable plaster to skim the inside of villa any recommendations please

I have been a plastering and rendering contractor for over 40 years.. however I'm retired now... have a look in the tradesman section on here or theres often a couple advertising in the Leader free newspaper

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-17 17:56:44 UTC

Attention all estate agents in Quesada and surrounding areas

Did you know that you can now upload your portfolio of properties directly to A Spanish Life? This is a FREE listing service. Simply send us your XML feed and we will upload the same day giving you a wider audience of potential buyers. Email enquiries to
We look forward to working with you.


sound like a great idea having everything for sale in the area your looking at

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-13 13:36:57 UTC


Just to let everyone know that we actually bought our property in Quesada through A Spanish Life a few years ago.
We had heard of many horror stories where disreputable people calling themselves estate agents taking advantage of people like myself which made us very wary indeed, but happy to say everything went through very smoothly and love living in Spain!!

Thanks again ASL.

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2018-03-13 16:42:27 UTC

We found our villa via an estate agent on here tbh... and we actually bought the first house we found... after looking at a lot more we came back to the first one we saw... still here now 13 years later

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-14 18:56:49 UTC

Where best to eat

I have not eaten out in the area for a long time now, and there seems to be a lot of new places to dine out in.
Can anyone let me know where to go or even where not. We will eat any style of food its just got to be good.


There is a place by the golf course above the supermarket, can not remember the name but it’s got my vote, we try to eat there every time we are in Quesada.
It’s chinese and it’s the best I ever had, and when it comes to paying the bill it never comes to more than about £9 each.

Commented Papillon in La Marina 2018-03-12 17:37:01 UTC

It's called Maritaos can't speak highly enough of this place we can gren take our guests there

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-13 11:17:02 UTC

Punjabi Palace for Indian 5 Star rating, Maritaos for Thai/ Chinese 5 Star also both by the golf course. And if you like fish and chips visit Quesada fish and chips on Calle los arcos they are best in the region not just Quesada

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-13 11:29:53 UTC

Best Indian restaurant ever is in DONA PEPA Quesada xxx

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2018-03-13 16:44:07 UTC

Its just like being back at home in Birmingham

Commented Mandy in La Marina 2018-03-13 16:57:08 UTC

Land at Dona Pepa

What's going on with this land behind Lidl all the way down to Consum. There's somebody parked in a car on one portion that's been fenced off. Different cars and people but been there every time we pass over the last 12 months?


I think the people there a guarding it for some reason

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-13 13:31:31 UTC

Mis-sold Spanish Mortgages

Ok I have been reading loads about what is being called a FLOOR CLAUSE and that tens of thousands of expats have got one on there mortgage and if they have they can get thousands back in compensation.

All sounds GREAT

Before I start filling in forms on line and giving out my personal details can someone PLEASE explain what its all about ?

It's a very simple process as we are getting our money back even after our bank told us we could not.
This is who we are using and they couldnt be more helpful I was also dubious about form filling so I used their fast track text service to which I though I would call the number instead of texting. I got through to a very nice lady who took all my details over the phone and the following day we completed the process

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-13 11:25:39 UTC

Simon Ward

Sad news to hear that Simon Ward of Sunseekers
in Quesada has passed away.
Our condolences to his two children.


We knew of Simon but not that well.
He was known to be a bit of a scoundrel from what we heard.
Rest in peace

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2017-04-02 19:54:17 UTC

Might make it a bit safer buying a place in Quesada!

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2017-04-02 19:56:26 UTC

We wondered as when we came back the shop was gone

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-10 19:18:11 UTC

Sourcing Craft Supplies

Hi Folks,
can anybody help?
Trying to source Craft supplies and I am struggling lol.
Looking for good quality card, around 250 to 300 grams in weight, glues inc modge podge, spray glues, glitter glues and glitter varnish, stamps and inks...
Maybe a brick and mortar shop does not exist?
Unfortunately buying online is either exorbitantly expensive for shipping or prohibited.
any info greatly appreciated :)


Hiya. My wife and I love making unique gift ware more of a hobby really, but we have the same problem in finding a shop where we can buy our materials. We have to source from the UK as Spain is so backward when it comes to arts and crafts, unless anyone can tell us otherwise! Good luck in finding a shop.

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2016-09-27 11:29:37 UTC

We are currently in production in creating online shops within the ASL group. The shops will be offered to people that create all sorts of unique gift ware. No mass produced items will be permitted as the shops are dedicated totally for the Arts and Crafts and unique gift ware industry with no listing fees or commission charges. For general inquiries and further information, please contact

Commented Support in Alicante 2016-09-27 11:48:47 UTC

Is your shops just going to be for resedence of Spain? We have a shop with Etsy at the moment, been with them for years but it's changed so much now and not for the good so we are looking for something new, will email soon.

Commented Bob & June Hampton in Quesada 2016-09-27 15:08:12 UTC

Hi Bob & June

My wife and I used to love making hand made items and we still do! But had a very similar experience that you guys had. Years ago ETSY was very good and we were fairly successful in selling our products, but like everything things changed and now it is a multi million pound enterprise that allows mass produced items.

I truly hope you are listening ASL to what we are saying. We think you have hit on a brilliant idea to include online shops to your site and if you keep it to just hand made unique crafts, then you have our support 100%

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2016-09-27 17:40:00 UTC

Sounds very interesting!
Have lots of questions so have sent you an email.
Look forward to your reply:)

Commented sofiawella in Quesada 2016-09-28 09:16:49 UTC

Dear June and Bob

Thanks for your comments. Just to answer your question. ASL is predominantly visited by European Countries with the U.K. being number one, but saying that we are now seeing visitors from the USA!
A lady called Jan, who has over 10 years experience in the hand made craft industry, also being a Director of ASL is heading this department and her wealth of knowledge and experience will undoubtedly be a great asset.
We will keep you posted on developments.

Commented Support in Alicante 2016-09-28 12:36:21 UTC

There used to be a craft shop at San Luis in Torrevieja called Kates. She had a large selection of supplies, well worth a visit.

Commented Diane in La Marina 2016-10-07 20:23:38 UTC

lets hope the ASL craft shops get up and running soon

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-10 19:14:36 UTC

dying in spain

I found my neighbour dead last week after a call from his daughter asking me to check on him. a nice guy from Holland in his 80's we had a few calls over the months from his daughter and we didn't mind checking on him... but the point of this is simple... why do family leave an old man on his own in a villa in spain knowing he is not well? you tell me... when I called the cops and ambulance I got a grilling... not to bad but I had to be there for him... anyway he got cremated within 48 hours... the family said thank you steve and that was that. off they went... heartless


That is so sad, and well done you. I hope when my time comes I have everyone around me.

Commented Sally Davis in Quesada 2018-03-10 06:40:57 UTC

That is so sad, where the family English?

Commented Love Spain in La Marina 2018-03-10 07:04:36 UTC

No one should die alone, good for you Steve

Commented Bob & June Hampton in Quesada 2018-03-10 07:26:10 UTC


Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-10 19:12:01 UTC

Quesada high street... whats going on...

Lots of new commercial buildings getting built which is great for Quesada but now they have built an eyesore Mas y Mas right by the entrance to Quesada... now I here they are going to close the main drag off for 6 months to re do the road layout differently? lots of businesses on this street will lose custom and some are even thinking of selling up or simply walking away as no customer + no money = nada... what are our councillor/s doing about this?


What I sent a Mas y Mas? I have always love the high street in Quesada it’s what makes Quesada different, it’s always buzzing.
But I have to agree it’s a mess these days and almost impossible to walk on the path, if you are not opstructed by cars parked over the pavement or tables and chairs from the cafes then you are going to bump into the ever increasing people that use it.
Things need to change.

Commented Sally Davis in Quesada 2018-03-10 06:42:08 UTC

I think Quesada is best known for the Arches and the high street, it has to be one of the best in Spain, I was at La Marina not long ago, it had no style to it what so every compared to Quesada.

Commented Mandy in La Marina 2018-03-10 06:52:00 UTC

I think Quesada is very popular with different nationalities where as la marina is little Essex imo

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-10 11:42:07 UTC

I never didn’t like Essex SORRY

Commented Bob & June Hampton in Quesada 2018-03-10 15:05:46 UTC


Hello to everyone in Quesada and those of us that love the place and of course to Quesada life its nice to be back in contact with everyone again, life has not been the same over the last few months without you all.
I see that the site has a lot more things to be added but at least we have our forum back. I would just like to ask everyone to get registered and tell everyone the forum is back so that we can build our on line community again, and so that I have some one to take to.


fantastic news

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-09 17:12:46 UTC

fantastic news

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-09 22:36:35 UTC
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